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ABOUT PIEDMONT HEIGHTS

Piedmont Heights is a “Small Town in a Big City”. As the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta, we’re all about change. These days we’re focused on lots of development – new houses, new businesses, and new neighbors. As we grow, we need resources to support our growth and ensure the safety and preservation of our neighborhood.

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IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES 

Piedmont Heights Named in Top 7 of Best Neighborhoods in Atlanta 2020 



We always knew that our neighborhood was special, now the entire state knows it too! Thank you Curbed Atlanta for naming Piedmont Heights one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta!Curbed Atlanta

THE DRAW: A feeling of being tucked away, in the middle of it all

SIMILAR NEIGHBORHOODS: Morningside-Lenox Park; Peachtree Hills

TYPES OF HOMES: High-dollar new construction; handsome brick townhomes; garden-style condos

An icicle-shaped neighborhood bounded by Piedmont Avenue, Interstate 85, and the former railroad line that cuts through Piedmont Park, Piedmont Heights is under-appreciated. This tony neighborhood is a segue between trendy Midtown and the old/new money of Buckhead, with enviable proximity to Piedmont Park and all the scuzzy wonders of Cheshire Bridge Road. Its roster of attractions includes venerable Smith’s Olde Bar and Ford Fry’s Little Rey, plus a stock of truly lovely, smaller houses that can be attained in the ballpark of $500,000.

There is history aplenty; Atlanta’s second-oldest home—the Liddell House,http://bit.ly/LiddellHouse a classic, clapboard-sided antebellum farmhouse with a porte cochère—is located on Montgomery Ferry Road. But for all its aspirational residences and marquee location, not every Atlantan could point out Piedmont Heights on a map, which boosts the cachet.

Bonus: Piedmont Heights is getting its own Beltline segment

http://bit.ly/PiedmontHeightsBeltline—a stretch of the Northeast Trail, behind the neighborhood’s Ansley Mall—that launched construction last fall. The result should be a combination of Beltline and interstate access second only to West End and Reynoldstown. And locals know not to miss Grindhouse Killer Burgers, which opened its “flagship” location here on Piedmont Avenue in 2011.



http://bit.ly/PiedmontHeightsTop72020



Piedmont Heights mourns the loss of our beloved Jean Johnson who passed away quietly on February 4 th after a short illness. Jean moved to Piedmont Heights in 1972. She joined the Piedmont Heights Civic Association a few years later, and served on its Board of Directors for 35 years. She chaired and served on many committees and task forces, never seeking high post nor personal recognition. She was always the calm voice of experience and reason, never excited nor angry, led by example, and offered wise counsel. Her dedication to community extended far beyond our neighborhood. She served many years as Piedmont Heights’ representative to Neighborhood Planning Unit F, garnering much public recognition. In 2016 she received an Atlanta Planning Advisory Board Award for the City of Atlanta’s “Neighborhoods Matter” program.

Jean was at heart a teacher. Her professional career in Atlanta included three major educational organizations, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Southern Education Foundation, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, retiring in 2000. Jean never married but the many friends she made in Piedmont Heights became her loving family.

In 2013, to recognize her long service to our neighborhood, the PHCA Board created and awarded her the “Jean Johnson Award”, which since has been awarded annually to a PHCA Board Member for outstanding service. When asked about the highlights of her life, Jean responded without hesitation, friends made and her years of service to Piedmont Heights.

We thank Jean from the bottoms of our hearts for being such a good neighbor and wish her a fond farewell. We will sorely miss her but her spirit and example will always be with us.

Bill Seay - Piedmont Heights Civic Association

PHCA Board



TICKETS HERE 

http://bit.ly/FANDANGO2019

FANDANGO 2019 - BOWLING FOR GOTHAM WAY PARK 

This year, we're BOWLING for the 5th Annual Fandango Fundraiser for the Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation (PHCIF)! Please join us for a fun evening of bowling, delicious food from Fat Matt's & Taqueria del Sol, drinks, and music at the 11th Frame at Midtown Bowl as we celebrate Piedmont Heights, its people, its improvements, and more good things yet to come for #PiHi!  A special thanks to our host, Midtown Bowl, as well as Fat Matt's BBQ and Taqueria del Sol for their generosity! Come out and bowl against your #PiHi neighbors while enjoying great food and drinks at the 5th Annual Fandango!

Your ticket includes food, 1 drink ticket, and bowling with shoe rental included (don't forget your socks!).

6:30–7:00pm Cocktail hour for Gold- and Silver-level Sponsors

7:00–9:00pm: Mingling, food & drinks

8:00–9:00pm: Bowling!

NOTE: Midtown Bowl is a CASH-FREE business. Please bring a credit card to cover additional purchases.In 2018, thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, we completed a huge phase and installed a beautiful, new, ADA-compliant playground at Gotham Way Park. Now, we begin raising funds for the next big phase to protect your investment by improving the walkways in the park and building an improved fence around the park. We are currently seeking additional sponsors for our Annual Fandango. Our goal for this event is to raise $16,000 for Gotham Way Park. We have a variety of sponsorship levels designed to benefit both PHCIF and your business. Download our sponsorship packet. Additional donations are always appreciated and are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization.


For more information about the event, email us at foundation@piedmontheights.orgFAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A large parking lot is available at 11th Frame, part of Midtown Bowl. We also encourage you to take public transportation or a rideshare service if you plan on enjoying adult beverages.

What can I bring into the event? No outside food or drinks allowed. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


foundation@piedmontheights.org/ gilliam.amy1@gmail.com

Sponsors 





Atlanta Police Department Zone Boundaries Change Affects Piedmont Heights

Effective Sunday, March 17, 2017, Atlanta Police Department’s change to its Zone boundaries changed the Zones responsible for Piedmont Heights coverage.

Piedmont Heights and Morningside now have portions of their neighborhoods in both Zones 2 and 6. Former Beat 213, which includes much of Piedmont Heights and Morningside became Beat 613 in Zone 6. In Piedmont Heights, Wimbledon and areas to the north remain in Zone 2 in Beat 212. Rock Springs and areas south moved to Zone 6, Beat 613. We coordinated with both Zone Commanders on March 18 to voice our concern over the split coverage. Both Zone Commanders assured us the change will mean faster patrol response in our area because Police Dispatch will send the closest unit on a call, no matter which Zone it is in. The change will also mean both Zones 2 and 6 will patrol Cheshire Bridge Road.

We will continue to coordinate with both Zones 2 and 6 and will keep you informed of changes as they occur. This Zone change will not affect the Piedmont Heights Security Patrol. A new Atlanta Police Zone and Beat map is available at

https://atlantapd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e891b9b618a747a795d2f609a349ee7b

Jim Hardy,President, Piedmont Heights Civic Association



The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works announces that beginning April 1, all bulk pick-ups must be scheduled. There will be a maximum of 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year. Bulk collection can be scheduled by contacting ATL311 at least one business day in advance. Learn more at www.atlantaga.gov/solidwaste










Upcoming events

  • 06 Nov 2017 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    PHPA Website 

    Inspired by parent associations in other local Atlanta neighborhoods, the Piedmont Heights Parents Association started as a Facebook group and Facebook page almost 3 years ago. Today as an official committee of the PHCA, The Parent Committee hopes to serve as a community partner for parents in Piedmont Heights. Our neighborhood continues to grow at a rapid pace, our population consists of 2,701 residents, with 11% of those households with children under 11 years old.

    The association is looking blog contributors for our PHPA Website. We are looking for neighbors who would like to share/volunteer experiences, stories, personal and professional experiences on the website. Please contact Debra Gibson-Welch via communications@piedmontheights.org


    Website design and development by Debra Gibson-Welch - DEEG Consulting


  • 23 Aug 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Summer Fandango - PHCIF and ASW Distillery

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-fandango-phcif-and-asw-distillery-tickets-36584248472 On Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 the Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation and ASW Distillery will host the Third Annual Summer Fandango! Join fellow neighbors and residents and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of ASW Distillery, located in hip Armor Yards. Indulge in a special tasting of locally distilled whiskeys paired with local barbecue by Fat Matts Rib Shack. Proceeds from the event will benefit Piedmont Heights Gotham Way Park playground upgrades. A special thanks to ASW Distillery and Fat Matts for their generosity. Help us say thank you to ASW Distillery for their generous offer by supporting and LIKE their Facebook book page https://www.facebook.com/ASWDistillery/ For more information about the event email us at events@piedmontheights.org


  • 03 Jul 2017 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA), Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA), and Virginia Highland Civic Association (VHCA) are inviting all District 6 neighbors to hear from the candidates for the seat currently occupied by Alex Wan. Wan will vacate the position after the November election where he is running for City Council President.

    We would like to hear from residents regarding topics and specific questions that you would like to have answered at the forum. Submit your questions to events@piedmontheights.org.

    The forum will be moderated by veteran political journalist Tom Baxter, also a District 6 resident, and will be held on September 19th at The Rock Spring Presbyterian church on Piedmont Ave. More details on the event to follow as we get closer, but please begin submitting your questions now so that we can develop a list that covers all issues.

    Thank you!

    Piedmont Heights Civic Association Communications Chair

    Debra Gibson-Welch

    District Six Neighborhoods

    Ansley Park, Atkins Park, Brookwood Hills, Druid Hills, Lindridge/Martin Manor, Lindbergy/Morosgo, Midtown, Morningside/Lenox Park, Piedmont Heights, Sherwood Forest, Virginia-Highland.


  • 01 May 2017 6:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From District 6 Councilman Alex Wan

     I-85 Small Business Resource Event on Tuesday, May 9th

    I've spoken with a number of businesses on Cheshire Bridge Rd that have seen drops in revenue anywhere from 60 to 90% since the bridge collapse. In response, Invest Atlanta and other partners are hosting a fair on Tuesday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center to share resources available to businesses impacted by the I-85 overpass closure including:

    Read More on our PHCA BA Page 



  • 01 May 2017 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thank you to our local heroes #29 for all of their continued hard work supporting our neighborhoods during this difficult period. Special thanks to our local residents who attended and our Piedmont Heights Business Alliance member sponsors 

    Perennial Properties 

    Morningside Lenox Park Association 

    Luminary Works 

    Zumba Karen Argrett-Richardson 

    DEEG Consulting

    Thank you to Councilman Alex Wan for attending and supporting our favorite team! Susan Kanellos our PHCA Security Patrol chair organized this event and we would like to thank her for all of her hard work on this project! #phca #piedmontheights #enginestation29



  • 23 Apr 2017 8:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    9 a.m., Tuesday, April 25 until 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 26 Where: Piedmont Road at I-85 Advisory: Motorists who regularly use Piedmont Road near I-85 are advised to plan ahead to avoid this route during the specified hours. As always, motorists traveling in the affected areas are reminded to reduce their speeds while traveling through the work zone. Georgia DOT urges motorists to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information. 


    See attached PDF

    Upcoming Temporary Closure on Piedmont Road-4-18-17.pdf

  • 20 Apr 2017 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday, April 29th, Piedmont Heights will honor our brave and courageous firefighters with a 5 X 8 foot banner to express our appreciation for their efforts during the I-85 Fire and Collapse. This banner will be funded through donations from local businesses. In return for a small donation, each business may submit their company logo to be included on the banner.

    The event will begin at 11:30 AM. 



    Residents and business partners can also support this event by donating food, beverages, balloons, etc. All ideas are welcome.


    Plans are being made to install the banner in late morning on Saturday ( 11:30) and to invite the residents, businesses and our District 6 Councilman, Alex Wan. Atlanta Fire Rescue Public Information Officer, Sgt. Stafford Cortez will alert the media and provide any other support we may need. Let’s make this a celebration for our Piedmont Heights community!


    If you would like to sponsor or contribute

    For more information on banner costs and logo sponsorship and payment information please contact

    Susan Kanellos - Security Patrol Chair PHCA at communications@piedmontheights.org by April 25th!

    Please distribute this information to your network for other donation ideas, communication efforts, and support.


    http://www.piedmontheights.org/



  • 17 Apr 2017 8:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    “SLOW DOWN” YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE

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    Is speeding an issue on the street where you live?

    The office of City Council President Caesar Mitchell is distributing “Slow Down” yard signs as part of its #ATLSlowDown campaign, “a citywide initiative to reduce vehicular speeding in our neighborhoods and communities.”

    If speeding is an ongoing issue where you live, click here to order a free sign  Order Here


  • 13 Apr 2017 4:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

    11th Frame, 1936 Piedmont Circle Northeast

    Inside Midtown Bowl

    Atlanta, GA 30324



    Get to know more of your neighbors who live, work, and do business in the Piedmont Height neighborhood district! Join Piedmont Heights Civic Association business and residential members and leaders to learn about "happenings in the hood" at one of our own local hang-outs, Midtown Bowl. Learn about projects and initiatives going on in the area while building your network of Piedmont Height contacts.



    At the April Mixer, you will meet Aaron Goldman, Principal of Perennial Properties. Perennial Properties is a Piedmont Heights-based mixed-use commercial development firm, which specializes in high-end urban apartment and condominium projects with street level retail.




    You will also hear from Merritt Lancaster, Principal of Paces Properties, a Piedmont Heights’ development, management and leasing of multifamily residential communities and specialty retail centers.

    SHARE WITH FRIENDS

    RSVP Here!  by April 25th! 



  • 11 Apr 2017 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    PHCA Monthly Meeting - Updated Rezoning Requests 

    PHCA, Piedmont Heights residents, and neighbors are invited to attend our monthly PHCA this evening April 11th, 2017, at 7:00PM at Fellowship Hall at the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church.

    The meeting agenda will include re-zoning requests from Hedgewood Homes and Mill Creek ( Modera Morningside)

    Residents will be able to view the final plans for Hedgewood Homes’s request to change zoning from R-4 to PD-H zoning to build  17 homes  (Z-16-079, 1824 Piedmont  Road, NE.)  Only PHCA Board members can vote on the meeting on April 11, but residents, home owners, and business owners can vote at the NPU-F meeting at Hillside Center, 1301 Monroe Drive, at 7 pm on Monday, April 17.

    #2Modera Morningside Apartments ( Mill Creek) Mill Creek Construction has proposed a request for parking reduction for a new restaurant at Modera Morningside Apartments, 1845 Piedmont Road (V-16-322).

    Click Here to see the NPU-F bylaws for voting - NPU.pdf

     



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